Notes for Josiah (or Josias) STONE: [Josiah Stone I.FTW]
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 8, Ed. 1, Tree #3360, Date of Import: Apr 27, 1998]
From register of Overton Parrish, Stafford Co Va 1723-1758 From a genealogy of the Stone Family by Henry Lane Stone it states that "he came from England as a cabin boy on board of a ship; and all he recollected of his ancestry was his mother coming to the vessel and crying as he left England. On his arrival in Virginia, he was apprenticed to an old lady by the name of Philadelphia Magaw, who raised him to manhood. From this old lady's name is derived the family name of Philadelphia, commonly called Delphia. He lived in Prince William County, Virginia. His wife was a Miss Coleman, by whom he had seven children, three sons and four daughters, viz: 1 Josiah; 2 Spillsby; 3 Valentine; 4 Susan, who married Nathaniel Ralls; 5 Philadelphia, who married Zephaniah Ratliff; 6 --------, who married a Williams; 7 -------, who married a Wells. From a document by May Stone looking to tie Josiah I to the Revolution, Service as a corporal in Capt. Heabord Smallwood's Co. Col William Grayson's Regiment, Continental Troops. He enlisted April 2, 1777 for three months. Was transferred by consolidaton of the regiments about April 1779 to Capt. Strother Jones' Co. in Col Nathaniel Gist's Regiment of Continental Troops and was discharged Aug. 1779. See letter from War Dept. to Mrs. Joseph Greene Jan. 9, 1925 and to May Stone April 1929.--- Josias Stone rendered aid also according to the act of Oct. 1780 as follows:Claim No 140 in Dept. of Archives of Va. State Library, Richmond, Va. I hereby certify I have received for public use of Mr. Josiah Stone Ten Bushells of Wheat for which payment at the rate of four shillings specie per bushell amount to two pounds shall be made. Given under hand 24 Cct., 1781. Geo. Burroughs D. C. Stafford County.----No. 192 I hereby certify I have received for Public Use of Joseph Stone one Beef wt. 330 pounds for which payment at the rate of Two pence specie per pound amount to two pounds fifteen shillings shall be made according to an act of the Assembly Passed in the October Session 1780. Given under my hand this 22 day of November 1781. Geo. Burroughs, D. C. Stafford County----On back endorsed by "Josias Stone" References: Application of Katherine Lee Holmes Huttig No. 62235 "Kentucky Court Records" by Ardery- Reoort of State Librarian of Va. 1911-1912.-List of Soldiers from Va. in the Revolution by H. J. Eckenrode.- Section 286 Saffell's List of Va. Soldiers.- Overwharton Parrish Records 1720-1760 p. 60-168.- War Dept Letters Jan. 9, 1925 to Mrs. Joseph Greene, and Apr. 1929 to May Stone.- Bible Records--Claims by Act of Oct. 1780 in Dept. Archives Va. State Library.
Subj: Re: Ratliff/Stone Date: 6/26/00 11:18:42 AM Eastern Daylight Time From: email@example.com (Brooks Wrampelmeier) To: Bethel63@aol.com
Beth Stone: I have compiled considerable information about both the Valentine Stone and Zephaniah Ratliff families of Bath County, KY. Valentine was born in either Stafford or Prince William County, VA. Zephaniah was born in Charles County, MD, where his family first settled about 1666. My connection with these two families is through William Brooks, who married Emily Ratliff, d/o Caleb Ratliff, Zephaniah's youngest son, and Nancy Stone, Valentine's granddaughter. (Valentine and Zephaniah's wife Philadelphia Stone, were brother and sister.) Please let me know what information I might have would be of help to you. For my part, I am seeking information about the parentage of Mary Coleman, wife of Josias Stone and mother of Valentine. Brooks Wrampelmeier.
Subj: Stone Family Date: 1/27/99 5:41:10 PM Eastern Standard Time From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Brooks Wrampelmeier) To: Bethel63@aol.com
Beth: Thank you for your recent message regarding the descendants of Josias Stone. My information about the Stones is much less extensive than yours, extending only to the first three or four generations from Josias. My line of descent is also through Valentine Stone and his first wife, -- Evans. There follows what I have in my files:
1. By Stone family tradition, Josias Stone, an ailing English cabin boy, was put ashore in Virginia by his ship's captain while the latter went on a short voyage, planning to return and pick Josias up. His ship was never heard from again and Josias was apprenticed to a widow, Philadelphia Magaw of Prince William County, VA. In the 1740s he married Mary Coleman. (I have no information suggesting a first marriage to a Madden and must assume that Mary Coleman was his only wife.) Mary's antecedents are not known. It seems probable that she descended from Robert Coleman of Mobjack Bay and his son, also Robert Coleman and his wife Ann Spilsby, since one of Josias and MaryUs supposed sons was given the name Spilsby.
2. The "Genalogy of the Stone Family", prepared by Henry Lane Stone and contained in the "Family Records" compiled by May Stone to support her DAR application (available on Morman FHL film 875,391) lists seven children of Josias and Mary. They were (a) Spilsby, b. 1742; (b) Josias, Jr., b. 17 Jun 1747, who married (1) Mary -- and (2) Margaret Cash on 8 Apr 1780; (c) Elizabeth "Betty", b. 14 Apr 1749, who married Thomas Bailey 12 Feb 1789; (d) Valentine (b. 14 Feb 1751, d. Sept 1822), who married (1) -- Evans and (2) Keziah French; (e) Mary (b. 28 Apr 1753), who married -- Wells; (f) Philadelphia (b. 26 Sept 1755, d. 27 Aug 1824) who married Zephaniah Ratliff on 16 Mar 1780; and (g) Susan, who married Nathaniel Ralls. There is some question about Spilsby, however; the source of the FHL Ancestral File entry for this family does not include Spilsby but does include a Julia, b. about 1760, and a Dolly, b. about 1762 (perhaps neither of these girls survived childhood). The births and baptisms of Valentine and Philadelphia, the two children who do concern us, are supported by records of the Overwharton Parish Church, Stafford County, which at that time included parts of what is now Prince William County, VA.
3. Valentine Stone performed military service during the Revolutionary War and was rewarded by Virginia in 1784 with a grant of land in what is now Bath County, KY. He moved there by 1787 and was followed by his sister Philadelphia and her husband Zephaniah Ratliff. There was considerable intermarriage between these two families over the next two generations. As you know, Valentine married twice. His children by his first wife, -- Evans, were (a) Richard, who married his step-sister Elizabeth Madden in 1796; (b) William, who married -- Birdsong; (c) Robert, who married (1) Eleanor Ratliff, a daughter of Zephaniah and Philadelphia (Stone) Ratliff, who d. 11 Mar 1814, and (2) Sarah Whaley on 16 Sept 1814; and (d) Elizabeth, who married Thomas Lewis. Valentine's children by Keziah French were (a) Mary "Mollie" who married Daniel Ralls; (b) Keziah, b. 1789, d. 1862, who married Joseph Ratliff, s/o Zephaniah and Philadelphia; (c) Philadelphia, who married Richard Robertson 24 Mar 1808; (d) Matilda, who married Charles Stone 15 Dec 1812; (e) Samuel, who married Ann Lane 8 Feb 1821; and (f) James F., who married Margaret Markham 1 Oct 1829..
4. Richard Stone and Elizabeth Madden, d/o George Madden and Keziah French (Valentine Stone's second wife), had twelve children: (a) Alfred; (b) Sanford; (c) George; (d) Horace; (e) Moses; (f) James; (g) William; (h) Nancy (b. 16 Feb 1800, d. 18 May 1867) married on 19 Aug 1819 Caleb Ratliff, youngest child of Zephaniah and Philadelphia; (i) Susan, married -- Birdsong; (j) Elizabeth, married -- Slaughter; (k) Jane, married -- Sisson; and (l) Keziah, married -- Farmer. (Most of this information is derived from the Henry Lane Stone genealogy mentioned above).
5. A daughter of Caleb and Nancy (Stone) Ratliff, Emily, married William A. Brooks. Their son Leroy Brooks, Sr., removed from KY to Wyoming, Hamilton County, OH. His son, Leroy Brooks Jr., was my maternal grandfather.
6. I note that your line of descent apparently goes through Valentine's and -- EvansU son William. I have no birth/marriage/death dates for him. As indicated above, my records give the surname of his wife as Birdsong. Another source says that he married a Sarah A. --. I do not know if these are one and the same person. Also, my records show that William moved from KY to Coffee County, MS, some 50 miles from Vicksburg. Does any of this square with your information about the William Stone, who married Mary Ann McCormick?
I would be especially interested in any additional information that you may have regarding the origins of Mary Coleman and the number and identities of her and Josias' children. Brooks. _________________
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Stone, Josias VA STAFFORD CO. 1768 RENT ROLL
Stone, Josias VA STAFFORD CO. 1773 RENT ROLL
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Josias Shortvavasen, Marriner P(aid)
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Stone, John S. VA PRINCE GEORGE CO. 290 1810 10101-0110100
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1800, as well as all the old family Bibles. Miss Stone is also related to the old and honored Higgins family of Tennessee and Georgia.
The mother of Colonel Henry Lane Stone, father of May Stone, was in her maidenhood Sallie Lane, a member of the well known Lane family. The Lanes and Stones were all more or less interested in political affairs, and Miss Stone has therefore been in touch with much of the background of Kentucky's history. Mrs. Sallie (Lane) Stone, grandmother of Miss Stone, was born in 1816 in a log cabin on the border of Bath and Montgomery counties. The structure is still used as a dwelling. James Lane Allen, the noted author, was related to Colonel Henry Lane Stone through the Lane and Higgins families. Henry S. Lane, uncle of Colonel Stone, assisted in the organization of the republican party. Colonel Henry Lane Stone served in the Confederate army during the struggle between the states, while his three brothers were Union soldiers. Their mother, Mrs. Sallie (Lane) Stone, kept the letters written by her sons during the war and thus thoroughly understood the conflicting sentiments which had precipitated hostilities.
The following review of the life of Colonel Henry Lane Stone is taken from the National Cyclopedia of American Biography: "Henry Lane Stone, lawyer, was born in Bath county, Kentucky, January 17, 1842, son of Samuel and Sallie (Lane) Stone. His earliest American ancestor was Josiah Stone, who came from England in the early part of the eighteenth century and settled in Prince William county, Virginia. Josiah's wife was Mary Coleman, and from them the line of descent is traced through their son, Valentine Stone, and his wife, Kezziah French, who were the grandparents of Henry Lane Stone. Valentine Stone was a soldier of the war of the Revolution, and in 1790 removed from Virginia to Kentucky. Mr. Stone's mother was a sister of Henry S. Lane, governor of Indiana and United States senator, and his father served four terms as a member of the Kentucky legislature, and was brigadier general of Kentucky militia.
"The son received his preliminary education in the public schools of Indiana and at an academy at Bainbridge, Putnam county, Indiana. He taught school for three years, while studying law, and in 1859-60 attended for one term a law school in Indianapolis taught by Hon. Jonathan W. Gordon and John Coburn. He was licensed to practice law by the circuit court of Putnam county, Indiana, in May, 1862, but volunteered for the war between the states, and served as private, sergeant major and ordnance sergeant in the Ninth Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, in General John H. Morgan's command, until Lee's surrender in 1865. He was on the Ohio and Indiana raid of General Morgan in 1863, was imprisoned in Camps Morton and Douglas three months; escaped from the latter in October, 1863; was recaptured in Kentucky and imprisoned at Mount Sterling, escaped to Canada, returning through federal lines, and rejoined his regiment in Virginia in June, 1864. He wrote an interesting account of his experiences in the war in a pamphlet entitled 'Morgan's Men,' which was published by the Free Public Library of Louisville in 1919. After the war he began the practice of his profession at Owingsville, Kentucky, in the beginning of 1866. He was county attorney of Bath county during 1866-70, and was a member of the Kentucky house of representatives during 1873-74. He was a partner of Hon. Newton P. Reid, under the name of Reid & Stone, from 1870 to 1875. He removed to Mount Sterling in 1878 and formed a partnership with Hon. Richard Reid, as Reid & Stone, which continued until 1883. Two years later he removed to Louisville, Kentucky, where for one year (1889-90) he was a member of the firm of Stone & Sudduth, in association with Watson Sudduth. He served two terms as city attorney of Louisville, covering the period from 1896 until 1904. He was general counsel of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company from 1905 to 1921, when he retired from professional practice. He was democratic presidential elector, ninth district of Kentucky, in 1872 and 1876. He was an attendant of the Christian (Disciples) church, and a member of various law associations, and the Pendennis, Louisville Commercial and Louisville Country Clubs."
Mr. Stone was married February 21, 1866, to Pamela Lane, who was born March 8, 1843, in Montgomery county, Kentucky, a daughter of Walker and Willie (Jameson) Bourne, granddaughter of Thomas, Jr., and Sarah (Smith) Jameson, and great granddaughter of Enoch Smith, a Revolutionary war soldier, previously mentioned. Walker Bourne, the father of Mrs. Stone, was a soldier in the War of 1812, as was his wife's father, Thomas Jameson, Jr. Mrs. Stone was a member of Zachary Taylor Chapter United States Daughters of 1812, being a real daughter of the War of 1812, and at the time of her death was one of two members of the chapter who had that distinction. She was also a member of the First Christian church. Her death occurred May 9, 1927, and she was buried beside her husband at Lexington, Kentucky. Mr. and Mrs. Stone had one daughter, May Stone, in charge of Hindman (Ky.) Settlement
Subj: Josias Stone Date: 98-08-10 13:18:53 EST From: Larry_Ratliff@illinova.com (Ratliff, Larry) To: email@example.com
Josias Stone's daughter, Philadelphia married Zephaniah Ratliff. I am a direct descendent of them. I have quite a bit of information on Josias' line here in America. Don't have anything on hie English background, only that he came here as a yound lad. He served as cabin boy on the ship he came over on. What kind of information do you have on him? A distant cousin....Larry